MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY URBAN CORE SWOPE PARK PROTEST REPORT!!!
Yesterday we had a fiery discussion of this subject that's still going strong . . .
Now let's check the Fox4 write-up of the Swope Park protest aftermath:
Urban Core Park Users protest against changes at Swope Park
"Pat Clarke, a 3rd District Committeeman, and a group calling themselves Urban Core Park Users are upset at Swope Park’s development path. The group is passionate about their perception of how city officials view children in the inner city.
“There’s nothing for black folks,” said Clarke.
Clarke said the recreational activities in Swope Park are not geared towards the African American community.
“We got soccer villages and everything coming up around us. We got a Frisbee golf across the parking lot, we’ve got a community garden in the center field of a baseball diamond,” said Clarke. “I grew up playing out here.”
This group wants the city to put more emphasis on the sports they grew up playing, to preserve what they had for their children.
Mr. Clarke does important work in Kansas City's urban core and his words are relevant to a discussion of city resources.
To be fair and cheeky . . .
TKC CONTENTS THAT FRISBEE GOLF IS A GREAT GAME THAT'S OPEN TO PLAYERS OF EVERY DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP!!!
Still . . . The serious aspect of this discussion is that denizens of the urban core don't feel included in recent decisions by the Parks Board and other local decision makers.
Developing . . .